Israeli woman killed in West Bank car in apparent armed robbery
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Israeli woman killed in West Bank car in apparent armed robbery

Victim found with marks of violence on her body; man lightly injured in incident; terrorism ruled out

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

The body of an Israeli woman was found in a car in the West Bank overnight Saturday-Sunday after what an eyewitness said was an armed robbery.

The woman, 44, was discovered in the vehicle on Route 505 near the settlement of Barkan in the central West Bank with marks of violence on her body. Police were ruling out terrorism in the case.

A man who was in the car with the victim was evacuated to the hospital with light injuries to his face and chest.

Channel 10 reported that the man told police the couple, who were from the Israeli port city of Jaffa, had visited an Arab village near the Yakir settlement and were violently robbed.

Some details of the incident were placed under a gag order.

At around 2:20 a.m., police were alerted that there had been an attack on the road. Officers who arrived at the scene found the car with a smashed windshield. Civilians at the scene were trying to resuscitate the critically injured woman.

When paramedics reached the site they found the woman unconscious, not breathing and without a pulse, the Magen David Adom emergency service said in a statement. Paramedics tried several times to revive the woman before pronouncing her dead, the rescue service said.

Paramedics at the site where a woman died on road in the West Bank after she and a man were attacked, October 23, 2016. (MDA spokesperson)
Paramedics at the site where a woman died on road in the West Bank after she and a man were attacked, October 23, 2016. (MDA spokesperson)
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